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‘Thank you Russia for beating hate with love’ – New Zealand fan’s heartfelt letter to football fans

When New Zealand failed to become the 32nd and final qualifiers for the Russia 2018 World Cup, going down 2-0 to Peru in their play-off second leg in Lima, it shattered the dreams of their steadfast official supporters group – ‘The Flying Kiwis’. The group had hoped for a return to Russia since visiting last summer for the 2017 Confederations More...

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Grab ‘em by the puppet! Donald Trump immortalized as dummy in ‘Spitting Image’ comeback

Published time: 17 Nov, 2017 17:49 Donald Trump is a puppet. No, not on the Kremlin payroll. He’s been immortalized in all his rubbery glory by the artist behind ‘Spitting Image,’ the hit British More...

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ISIS car bomb kills 20, injures 30 at site for displaced families in eastern Syria – state media

Published time: 17 Nov, 2017 16:31 Edited time: 17 Nov, 2017 16:45 Twenty people have been killed and 30 others injured by a car bomb planted by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) at a site for displaced More...

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‘It’s not loaded': 80 year old churchgoer shoots himself & wife in bizarre blunder

Published time: 17 Nov, 2017 15:27 An elderly man accidentally shot both himself and his wife while showing off his handgun to fellow parishioners at the First United Methodist Church in Tellico Plains, More...

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MPs’ security spending jumps from £160k to £2.5mn since far-right terrorist murdered Jo Cox

Public spending on security details for British MPs has soared since the murder of Labour politician Jo Cox, expense claims have revealed. Cox was shot and stabbed to death by Thomas Mair in June 2016 as More...

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Fireball hurtling past Earth caught on camera (VIDEO)

Published time: 17 Nov, 2017 13:48 Astronauts at the International Space Station captured a rare moment when a fireball whizzed to Earth. The blink-and-you’ll-miss-it footage was shared by astronaut More...

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Live-streaming of child sexual abuse a growing trend, charity warns

Published time: 17 Nov, 2017 12:50 Children as young as two months of age are being sexually abused online, in what a global charity says is a growing ‘dark’ trend of live-streamed child exploitation. More...

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Arrested Saudi royals must cough up 70% of their wealth in exchange for freedom – report

Published time: 17 Nov, 2017 11:51 Riyadh seems to have found the way to curb the budget deficit caused by lower oil prices. As the Financial Times report, Saudi officials are offering the arrested royals More...

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New kind of politics, huh? Theresa May’s husband linked to Paradise Papers

Published time: 17 Nov, 2017 10:24 Edited time: 17 Nov, 2017 10:40 Theresa May’s husband has been linked to the Paradise Papers after his company was accused of arranging investments in tax havens. Thousands More...

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JPMorgan busted for money laundering after accusing bitcoin of doing the same

Published time: 17 Nov, 2017 09:50 The Swiss subsidiary of US bank JPMorgan Chase has been sanctioned by Switzerland’s financial regulator FINMA for money laundering and “seriously violating supervision More...

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